Never Enough Wool
26 Water Street,
Port Perry, ON
Tue, Thur: 10:00am to 9:00pm
Wed, Fri: 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sat: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Other times: by chance or appointment
Knitting night Thursdays 7-9
Shipping is available.
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Never Enough Wool
It’s a new year, and a busy one for us here at the shop. We have started our first ever “Crochet-Along” using the absolutely stunning pattern Sophie’s Universe by Dedri Uys (linked here). Barb is working hers in 10 colours while Carol is working in shades of blue. Both are absolutely stunning, and have inspired another ten or so folk to crochet along. We can’t wait to see all the finished blankets!
Also started in early January is a “Knit-Along” of the Stephen West pattern, Old Forge (linked here). Again, both Barb and Carol are knitting along with the group, and the colour selections are fabulous. This design is fun and quick, so we should be seeing some finished afghans by the end of February.
What’s new at the store? We have brought in a yarn from Borgo de Pazzi called Stout. This is a 100% undyed wool with an oh-so-subtle self striping design. The skeins are 200g with a very generous 300m in length, enough for a wonderful scarf, or a hat and shorter scarf. Great bang for your buck!
Another great addition is Folio from Berroco. This is an alpaca/rayon blend in a lightweight yarn, perfect for warm sweaters that will transition from winter into spring. This is how you get great value – a garment that spans three seasons.Finally, James Brett has introduced new colours into their Flutterby line – animal prints! This is the same great cuddly, snuggly yarn but in more adult colourways. These have been extremely popular, and we have reordered already – after only a week in the store. These won’t last long, so better hurry in for best selection.
Our knitters have suggested that we should have a pot-luck dinner so that the Saturday group can meet the Wednesday crowd, and the Thursday crowd, and the Tuesday crowd. In other words, a “getting to know you” event for everyone. One of our ladies has graciously offered to host the event, so we will be meeting on SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, at 1:30 pm with food at 2:00 pm, at the home of Fred Derry in Seagrave. Please contact Carol or Barb for the address and directions. We ask that you bring a yummy dish to share, your own table service and serving utensils, and your beverage.
Happy knitting and crocheting!
We attempt to keep our class fees at the lowest
possible rates. In
order to do so, we
ask that our students purchase their supplies here at the shop. In addition, we offer
class discounts to our
note that if you are
not able to finish your project in the allotted time, you are welcome
continue attending the lesson times until you are finished.
You must register for your class before class time. Class times are generally Tuesday afternoon from 1-3:00 pm and Tuesday evening 7-9:00 pm. Other times may be arranged to suit, but we will strive to hold classes primarily on Tuesdays. Drop-in knitters are always welcome, space allowing.
January – Lampwork Hat & Mitts – this is a fair isle design in which you will learn how to work with two (and sometimes three) colours at a time, tacking down your “floats” so that fingers won’t get tangled up. Cost is $25 plus materials. (Class is underway at this time; speak to Carol or Barb if you wish to start late.)February – Whisper Cardigan – Two sweaters bearing this name will be taught, the only similarity being the fine weight yarn used and ease of construction. Don’t be afraid – even using fine yarn the needles used will be 4.5mm. Cost is $25, plus materials. Class starts February 2.
March – Have any ideas or suggestions? We would love to hear them.
Sit ‘n Stitch: Every Wednesday afternoon, from 1 until 3. Bring your latest project and join us for some stitching, questions answered, tea, and lots of laughter. Everyone is welcome!
Saturday Stitching: Every Saturday, from 2 until 4. What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than with friends both new and old, some handwork, and some tea?
Knitting Night: Every Thursday, from 7 until 9. Although it’s called Knitting Night, crocheters are encouraged and welcomed. There is plenty of friendship, tea, and yummy goodies for all.